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Discussing Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem

What does it even mean to be aware of something, to be conscious? Why do the vast majority of people only have one consciousness? Will computers ever experience consciousness? On this Bingecast, Dr. Robert J. Marks and Dr. Angus Menuge discuss these questions and more.

Show Notes

  • 00:01:36 | Introducing Dr. Angus Menuge
  • 00:07:02 | Near-death experiences
  • 00:10:32 | The history of the mind-body problem
  • 00:16:17 | Popular mind-body problem models discussed today
  • 00:18:19 | Epiphenomenal thoughts
  • 00:22:56 | Dr. Menuge’s take on the mind-body problem
  • 00:29:29 | Will artificial intelligence ever be able to duplicate the functions of a human?
  • 00:34:17 | Phenomenal consciousness and qualia
  • 00:40:23 | Experiencing vision and color
  • 00:43:33 | Problems for panpsychism
  • 00:45:46 | Integrated information theory
  • 00:51:19 | Quantum consciousness
  • 00:58:31 | Testing consciousness in artificial intelligence
  • 01:01:48 | Unity of consciousness
  • 01:03:38 | Split-brain operations
  • 01:05:40 | Split personalities
  • 01:07:33 | Too many thinkers problem
  • 01:11:14 | Why don’t bodily changes generate a different consciousness?
  • 01:15:12 | Elon Musk’s Neuralink

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Discussing Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem